Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines
Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released. Kevin Perry looked behind the screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh…

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Mercury Prize Winners - Where Are They Now?
The Mercury Prize '2015 was awarded in London on November 20, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the…

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Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines
Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released. Kevin Perry looked behind the screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh…

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10 classic albums that The Smiths wouldn’t have been without Meat Is Murder

If The Smiths debut album “The Smiths” only sparked a spark of interest, then the second album of the band “Meat Is Murder” really created a subculture.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the release of the album, we recall ten albums that simply could not have been without this legendary creation of The Smiths.

The Stone Roses – “The Stone Roses”
Madchester would probably have happened without the “Meat Is Murder” (after all, it’s largely due to ecstasy), but it would have been much more boring. John Squire thanks Johnny Marr for guitar freaks and vibble wobbles on “How Soon Is Now?” on the American release of “Meat Is Murder” – inspiration Continue reading

I am a very happy person. Interview with Noel Gallagher

Actually, we wanted to write about the “asshole from the working class,” but the quote above is more shocking.

After the meeting of Daniel Koch with the musician, the realization came: Noel Gallagher is a damn sweet guy, and not at all a boisterous asshole, as many people used to see him. He only pretends to be that way and it gives him a lot of pleasure.

A conversation with Noel Gallagher is very difficult to reflect in writing. Not because this person has nothing to say – on the contrary: he cuts one caustic official statement after another, you can immediately give it to the press. But the first problem arises already in translation: the use of the words “fuck, fuckin ‘, Continue reading

Bitterness fruit smoothie. Interview with Marina And The Diamonds

Marina Lambrini Diamandis worships reckless front-women from indie and rock groups, and she makes pop music herself.
While in 2012 she adhered to the image of an extravagant bubblegum princess, on “Froot” she shows her talent as a songwriter and creates a whole garden of electronic music, where, however, there is an entrance to guitars. Lena Ackermann met with Diamandis in Berlin.

Anyone who dives deeper into the world of Marina And The Diamonds from the Froot album will end up in a fluorescent orchard, where instead of Granny Smith apples grow cherries from the One-armed Bandit. In the title track of the album, Marina brings out sweet-voiced trills like “Frohohohot”, turning into flirty “Lalalalala”. In the text of the song, she drops a couple of octaves below and sings with the Continue reading

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You can look to the future with hope. Interview with Neon Lights
St. Petersburg electronic duo Neon Lights was created by two music critics Yevgeny Lazarenko and Max Hagen, in response to the many cries of offended musicians "first try, then criticize."…

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Large Group Theory: Interview with Mumford & Sons
A folk group giving stadium-scale concerts that ... never wanted to be like that. Recently, they presented a rock album recorded in the classic traditions of the genre together with…

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Deep Purple does not inspire us, but Placebo - yes! Interview with Jack Action
“Rising of a supernova” - this is the translation of the name of the new album of Jack Action, which has become not only new, but also prophetic. Since May…

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Do not complicate the relationship with the audience. Interview with the NAIV group
This year, the Russian group NAIV celebrates the 15th anniversary of its fifth studio album, Wholesale and Retail. The team will celebrate this event with concerts in St. Petersburg and…

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